Some things have changed, or have they ?!
This is interesting as an introduction. Some people might criticize it because it's not clear. Some things indeed have changed, and others have not. I personally like the way you wrote it, because it's unique.
An ordering in society by wealth is no longer tenable. --- When you say 'ordering in society' it is not clear. You could write:
An ordering in society by
A social order based on wealth is no longer tenable.
This sentence is not grammatically correct, but I can fix it: To the extent that
subsequent generations in the western countries felt disadvantaged by what their forefathers had done,
they wished to quickly bring in some other measure of what is better and what is less so.
Don't capitalize 'talent' --- if you watch '
talent shows' like...
You have a great, rhythmic writing style. : )
In opening themselves
to an easyfor
access by those who had until recently been kept under by them, western countries...